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Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

Stephen Johnson explores Janacek's Glagolitic Mass, and plays excerpts and the full work from a recording of the Mass by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karel Ancerl.

Janacek's Glagolitic Mass, a cantata for soloists, choir, orchestra and organ, was written in 1926 to a tex in the Old Church Slavonic language; from an early age Janacek had been passionate about the traditions of the Slavic peoples. Stephen Johnson explores this mighty work, playing illustrative excerpts and the whole work from a recording of the mass by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karel Ancerl.

1 hour, 30 minutes